Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lavendar Scones

This is a recipe that came from a Bread and Breakfast in Guntersville, Alabama. The home sits on the ridge of the mountain and overlooks the river below. It's a perfect spot to sit on the porch and take in such a view while finding comfort in these sweet delights.


LAVENDER SCONES

2 cups Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
4 Tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp Fresh Lavender Florets & leaves,roughly chopped,
About 2/3 cup milk

425 degree oven.
Sift together Flour & Baking Powder.Cut the Butter into the dry ingredients until mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar & chopped Lavender, saving a bit to sprinkle on top of Scones before baking them. Add Milk enough to make a soft, sticky dough.
Mix together & turn dough out on a well floured board or surface. Shape dough into a circle about 1 inch deep, gently patting. Use a floured cutter or slice in pie shaped wedges...yields approx 10...place on baking sheet (I use a bakers stone, sometimes called a pizza stone), brush tops of scones with a little milk & bits of chopped Lavender & bake 10 - 12 min until golden.
Serve warm with Jam & Clotted Cream (recipe below)
Wonderful for Tea Parties or Breakfast breads!!


MOCK CLOTTED CREAM


1 3 OZ Pkg Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream 1 tsp Vanilla

In medium bowl, combine Cream Cheese, Sugar & Sour Cream. Beat with electric Mixer on med speed until smooth. Add Cream & Vanilla & beat til lite & fluffy. Use in place of butter on Biscuits or Scones or any specialty breads you wish.


10 comments:

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Scones with cream and a cup of tea - heavenly! Thanks for the recipe Leigh!

Bama Belle said...

Oh Leigh, how wonderful these look. YUMMY. I think that all the bloggers (local) should give baked goods to each other for Christmas

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

these look beyond GREAT....I am craving one right now...

heartnsoulcooking said...

I have never made scones. U will have to make these soon. Thanks for the recipe. Geri

Mary said...

Scones and tea sound really lovely. I'm in the middle of painting a room. Your scones and that touch of lavender sound remarkably civilized in the midst of this mess :-). Thanks for the lovely recipe.

Anita said...

Yum....scones and tea would be a welcome stress breaker right now. Thanks for the recipe.

Sharing with Sherri said...

I've always wanted to try making scones, and your recipe sounds delish!!

Thanks!
Sherri:)

xinex said...

I finally found something to put my lavenders in and that cream sounds delicious with it. Thanks for the recipe, Leigh...Christine

Chandy said...

Hmmm... now you've got me hungry! Better go find something to eat! LOL

Great recipe, thanks Leigh!

squawmama said...

Leigh these sound so delish!!! Can't wait to try them... We love doing the B&B's and getting the recipes for all the yummy food thay fix... Have a great weekend

(((HUGS)))
Donna